Legal action taken in Lower Merion police discrimination accusation

    Legal action has been taken against Lower Merion Township, where many say the police department has been discriminating against black officers.

    Pennsylvania’s NAACP has filed a complaint with the state Human Relations Commission, according to the Main Line Times, and will go to court with Officer Kerry Godbold if he ends up suing.

    Back in May, Godbold said he been passed over for a promotion he felt he deserved. The complaint could take about four to five months to work its way through the commission, which will conduct an investigation and turn the details over to a board, of which state NAACP President Jerry Mondesire is a member.

    A complaint has also been filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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